Zing

Established: December 8, 2003

Zing is a flexible and scalable infrastructure for exploring states of concurrent software systems. This infrastructure can be used for validating software at various levels: high-level protocol descriptions, work-flow specifications, web services, device drivers, and protocols in the core of the operating system. Zing is currently being used for developing drivers for Windows and Windows Phone.

Sources

Source code is now available through Codeplex for use and modification/experimentation by research community.

Documentation

Papers

  • A. Udupa, A. Desai, S. K. Rajamani, Depth bounded explicit state model checking, in SPIN 2011. pdf
  • M. Emmi, S. Qadeer, Z. Rakamaric, Delay-bounded scheduling, in POPL 2011.
  • T. Andrews, S. Qadeer, S. K. Rajamani, J. Rehof, and Y. Xie, Zing: Exploiting Program Structure for Model Checking Concurrent Software, in CONCUR 2004. pdf
  • T. Andrews, S. Qadeer, S. K. Rajamani, J. Rehof, and Y. Xie, Zing: A Model Checker for Concurrent Software, MSR Technical Report: MSR-TR-2004-10. pdf
  • V. Levin, R. Palmer, S. Qadeer and S. K. Rajamani, Sound Transaction-based Reduction Without Cycle Detection, MSR Technical Report: MSR-TR-2005-40.
  • S. Qadeer and S. K. Rajamani, Deciding Assertions in Programs with References, MSR Technical Report: MSR-TR-2005-08.
  • S. Qadeer, S. K. Rajamani, and J. Rehof, Summarizing Procedures in Concurrent Programs, in POPL 2004. pdf
  • M. Musuvathi and D. Dill, An Incremental Heap Canonicalization Algorithm, MSR Technical Report: MSR-TR-2005-37.
  • C. Fournet, C. A. R. Hoare, S. K. Rajamani, and J. Rehof, Stuck-free Conformance, in CAV 2004. pdf
  • C. Fournet, C. A. R. Hoare, S. K. Rajamani, and J. Rehof, Stuck-free Conformance Theory for CCS, MSR Technical Report: MSR-TR-2004-69.

Presentations

Alumni

  • Tony Andrews
  • Madan Musuvathi
  • Jakob Rehof

Contact

Please send inquiries about the Zing project to zing at microsoft dot com

People

Publications

Downloads

Zing Model Checker

December 2012

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